Thursday, June 03, 2010

On Baseball and Balladiers (The Baseball Part)

Despite two weddings, a job that doesn't believe I'm available before 1:30 pm and that I love working weekends, and the ever-present attempts to do things on the cheap, we actually are having, and are still to have, quite a summer.

Meaghan and I have already been to three Jays games (one blown extra-inning loss, one slugfest that we didn't see coming, and one dominant win), and we've made out very well thus far in the souvenir department.

We saw the Jays take on Texas, and got down there nice and early to try to get some autographs (a trait that Meaghan is wonderful enough to indulge). I got Rangers reliever C.J. Wilson's autograph on my program, and narrowly missed out on Max Ramirez and Josh Hamilton. We then saw the Jays hit five homeruns on the way to a 16-10 win.

CJ Wilson Autograph

Then came Friday, May 28, a 5-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles (three games this year, and not a single Tampa Bay game, after three last year). The night started strangely, as the TTC subway car we were on went out of service two stops before Union, so we had to wait and switch.

We then decided to enjoy some Jack Astor's awesomeness for dinner, but had to wait for half an hour for a table. We did, however, enjoy some wonderful garlic bread, a burger and some thoroughly filling chicken fingers.

Finally, we arrived at the Rogers Centre, but had to pick up our tickets, as we were redeeming Air Miles vouchers for free seats. We wound up missing one batter, and decided we didn't feel like butting past anyone into our seats, so we just sat on the other side of the aisle. From those seats, we saw Shaun Marcum confound the lowly Orioles. It was also into these seats - these wrong seats - that Miguel Tejada fouled off a pitch in the ninth inning.

Miguel Tejada Ball

Miguel Tejada Ball

Miguel Tejada Ball

Due to the excitement of having caught a ball (and not giving it away), we forgot to take a picture with the camera. I snapped one with my phone, but until I can figure out how much a cable is going to cost to get it out of there, that one won't be going up.

So, all that, and we haven't even been to an All-You-Can-Eat game yet!

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